Port Vale 2 Barnsley 1: Tykes slip to away defeat

Conor Hourihane.
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Defeat to Port Vale capped off a miserable week for Barnsley manager Danny Wilson in League One.

The Reds are languishing in 19th in the table after picking up just a solitary point in three games in a week.

A 5-3 home loss to MK Dons was followed by a 0-0 draw at Fleetwood, but any optimism that brough disappeared with defeat to a Vale side who ended a run of six successive losses.

Mark Marshall scored the decisive goal late in the match.

Tykes goalkeeper Ross Turnbull had a busy afternoon but he could do nothing about Michael O’Connor’s free-kick.

The in-form Conor Hourihane levelled from the penalty spot after he was bundled over

The hosts had a penalty of their own but Jordan Slew fired over the bar.